The Sci-Files – 09/22/2019- Nguyen Truong- Type 1 Diabetes Inflammation

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The Sci-Files – 09/22/2019- Nguyen Truong- Type 1 Diabetes Inflammation

Chelsie Boodoo and Daniel Puentes

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On this week, The Sci-Files, Chelsie and Danny interview Nguyen Truong.

Nguyen is an MSU Physiology Ph.D. student in Dr. Karl Olson’s lab. She studies the pancreatic beta-cell,  the cell type that secretes insulin to maintain our blood glucose. Her research focuses on studying the effect of inflammatory cytokines on the function of the pancreatic beta-cell. Studying the mechanism of how cellular metabolism is altered by these cytokines helps her understand the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and provide a promising approach for the identification of immunomodulatory therapeutics for the disease. 

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